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Slogan: The True, the Good, the Beautiful

XXV. Congress of the German Society for Philosophy
September 5th – 8th, 2021
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

The 25th conference of the German Society of Philosophy deals with the true, the good, and the beautiful – and, therefore, with everything? Yes and no. As always, the conference will be an exhibition of philosophy and provide the opportunity to present research from all parts of philosophy: in 40 sections there will be talks about virtually all fields and periods of philosophy. At the same time, there will be, mainly in the colloquia, a focus on special questions, which have, in recent years, more and more taken centre stage in philosophical research. These questions are concerned with the relations between truth, goodness and beauty: What is the relation between epistemic and practical norms? Can judgements about the good and the beautiful be true (and false)? What is the value of truth? Is a good life a beautiful life? Is the aim of art beauty, truth or goodness? These and related questions are located at the intersection of theoretical and practical philosophy – and, therefore, maybe at the centre of philosophy in general.  more …

New conference date

Unfortunately, due to the current Covid-19 pandemic it is impossible to hold our congress as planned (6th – 9th September 2020). It is not yet clear whether it would even be legally possible to hold it this year. However, it is clear that it would require very severe restrictions, so that essential goals of the congress could not be achieved. The congress is therefore postponed by one year to the following date:

Sunday, 5th September 2021, to Wednesday, 8th September 2021

Please accept our apologies.
We shall provide all participants and contributors with further information shortly.


We will upload the detailed programme at the beginning of May, 2021, prospectively.

Following these links, you will find detailed information about the individual events.


General Timetable (114 kB)


Online registration is open until August 27th, 2021.
Afterwards, you can register only on site at the registration desk (at the box office price).

To register successfully online, you have to

  1. register at ConfTool,
  2. register for conference participation under the menu point “Register as Participant”,
  3. pay the congress fee.

Congress fees

Early Bird (until May 31th, 2021)

  • Students: EUR 30.00
  • Non-students: EUR 80.00

Regular (from June 01th, 2021, to August 27th, 2021)

  • Students: EUR 40.00
  • Non-students: EUR 100.00

Box Office

  • Students: EUR 45.00
  • Non-students: EUR 120.00

Members of the DGPhil will get a discount of EUR 15.00  (both students and non-students). The discount will be cleared with your next membership fee.

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Payment options

The registration fee can be payed via direct bank transfer, credit card or cash at the box office.

Bank transfer

Please transfer the fee to the following bank account:
Bank: Bayerische Landesbank München
IBAN: DE66 7005 0000 0301 2792 80

Attention! When making the transfer, it is essential that you state the following number and your full name, otherwise we will not be able to process your payment correctly:
0002.0175.7713 Name

Credit card

Unfortunately, payment via creditcard is only possible by faxing the following form to the FAU (Ms. Brenna, fax number: +49 (0)9131 8525882). (Please do not send the form via e-mail. It will immediately be deleted on the grounds of data protection.)

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